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Panayotis Portokalakis, "PLAYING PARTS"

Antonina, the beautiful Byzantine guisard of the Greek Middle Ages, lives with joy and frivolity in a permanent game of seducing people around her. In such a game she will meet general Andronicos. The safety, the protection and the social recognition on the one side and the strong underground and open conflicts with the other members of the general's family on the other, are her new environment.

It is autumn, when Antonina meets and falls in love with Theodosius, a guest and friend of Andronicos' sun Fotios, just as a game. With joy and frivolity Antonina and Theodosius take advantage of the long absence of the general. They are an odd couple, which goes out and haunts the streets of the medieval city at night.

At no time the scandal bursts out and gets to Andronicos. So, while Antonina is being arrested, pilloried and put in prison, Theodosius escapes and being hunted hides in a monastery. A story about friendship and generosity. A fairytale taken from a true story.


  • 44rd Film Festival of Thessaloniki:
    • Best Costumes award (Eva Nathena)
    • Best Makeup award (Fani Alexaki)
  • San Francisco 2nd Annual Greek Film Festival, USA, 2005, screening


Directed byPanayotis Portokalakis
ScreenplayViki Demou, Panayotis Portokalakis
CinematographyYannis Drakoularakos
MusicThodoris Abatzis
EditingFani Ziozia
Art DirectorCostas Papageorgiou
Costume DesignEva Nathena
Sound RecordingMarinos Athanassopoulos
Make-upFani Alexaki
CastChristos Stergioglou, Giorgos Karamichos, Maria Protopappa, Laertis Vasileiou, Dimitris Petropoulos, Lena Kitsopoulou
Executive ProducerYorgos Kyriakos
ProducerCostas Lambropoulos
ProductionCL Productions, Panayotis Portokalakis, Greek Film Centre, ERT SA Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation
Theater ReleaseSeptember 22, 2005
2003, 35mm, color, 100', Dolby Digital